A two vehicle crash in Ray County injured three Lawson residents Sunday afternoon.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Austen Eskew, 17, was eastbound on Route D behind another vehicle driven by 17-year-old Vanessa Birkinbine. When Birkinbine slowed for traffic, Eskew was unable to stop in time and struck the rear of Birkinbine’s vehicle.
Eskew sustained minor injuries but refused treatment at the scene. Both Vanessa Birkinbine and 15-year-old passenger Twyla Birkinbine were moderately injured and transported to Liberty Hospital for treatment.
The crashed occurred about 3:50 p.m. Sunday.